Copenhagen Fashion Summit


Since its first edition in 2009, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has established itself as the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. Convening major fashion industry decision makers, the multi-stakeholder event – regularly referred to as the Davos of the fashion industry – has become the nexus for agenda-setting discussions on the most critical environmental, social and ethical issues facing our industry and planet.

Come 2018, Copenhagen Fashion Summit will see the launch of a new, revamped format. As a result the Summit will now last two days, allowing more time to explore new elements of the Summit, gain knowledge, share experiences and discover innovative solutions.

The sixth edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will take place on 15-16 May 2018 at the Copenhagen Concert Hall under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.


The CEO Agenda

The complexity of sustainability has had fashion executives around the world call for guidance. The CEO Agenda 2018 is a response to this request. It is a guide to what every CEO in fashion needs to prioritise to future-proof their company – because sustainability is no longer a trend, it is a business imperative.


Learn more about the CEO Agenda 2018.

Pulse of the Fashion Industry report

The Pulse of the Fashion Industry report is published by Global Fashion Agenda in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group. The report follows the strong belief that the environmental, social and ethical challenges the industry faces today are not simply a threat, but instead an immense untapped value creation opportunity. In the first edition from 2017, we made an in-depth assessment of the industry’s environmental and social performance and revealed where the industry stands. In the 2018 report we show the progress made and provide in-depth guidance to fashion brands and retailers looking to start or find further advances toward more responsible ways of doing business.





At Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2017, Global Fashion Agenda called on fashion brands and retailers to sign a commitment to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system. After just one year, 93 companies, representing 207 brands and 12% of the global fashion market, have signed the 2020 Commitment.

Global Fashion Agenda has outlined four immediate action points to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system. Signatories commit to setting targets in one or more of these four action points for 2020 and to annually report on their progress. Global Fashion Agenda is supporting the brands in implementing the commitment through knowledge sharing, policy engagement and by facilitating industry alignment.

Learn more about the 2020 Commitment.